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Backstreet Boy A.J. McLeans Excentric Looks

Back in the day i was a huge Backstreet Boys fan. To the point where i sent Nick Carter swiss chocolate for his birthday (never got a response) and told my parents (in all seriousness) that the boys were the most important thing in my life. So i think its time to turn the wheel of time and take a look at the most excentric member of the group.

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Humble Beginnings

1995 This is A.J. before the public light caught up with him. Humble Alexander James in a striped 90ies shirt, a peace sign necklace and puppy dog stare.
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1995 This is A.J. before the public light caught up with him. Humble Alexander James in a striped 90ies shirt, a peace sign necklace and puppy dog stare.

The way we loved him

1996 The Backstreet Boys star was about to rise - at least in Europe - and A.J. started with his signature look of dark hair, a pair of sunglasses and lots of chunky rings.
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1996 The Backstreet Boys star was about to rise - at least in Europe - and A.J. started with his signature look of dark hair, a pair of sunglasses and lots of chunky rings.

Blonde Ambitions

1996 This picture broke my heart! On a german TV Show Nick and A.J. presented their new hair cuts. While Nick got almost death threats für his new (bowl cut) do, A.J.'s went pretty unnoticed - but the bleached look never did it for me.
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1996 This picture broke my heart! On a german TV Show Nick and A.J. presented their new hair cuts. While Nick got almost death threats für his new (bowl cut) do, A.J.'s went pretty unnoticed - but the bleached look never did it for me.

Though and bald

1997 Shortly after fans halfway recovered from the Backstreet hair disaster A.J. shaved away the blonde ice-tips. Although it was a good idea to get rid of the blonde mess, this bald statement seemed a little harsh.
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1997 Shortly after fans halfway recovered from the Backstreet hair disaster A.J. shaved away the blonde ice-tips. Although it was a good idea to get rid of the blonde mess, this bald statement seemed a little harsh.

The hat-phase

1997 This is the year the boys started having success in the States. Maybe that's why A.J. came up with a weird hat-phase that never really went away!
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1997 This is the year the boys started having success in the States. Maybe that's why A.J. came up with a weird hat-phase that never really went away!

The meltdown

1998 Again, maybe it was America's fault but this Dreadlock-Goggle-mess is pretty much unexplainable. Luckily the phase didn't last long.
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1998 Again, maybe it was America's fault but this Dreadlock-Goggle-mess is pretty much unexplainable. Luckily the phase didn't last long.

Leopard Cowboy

1999 Another hat-picture from the time the boys promoted their album "Millennium". A.J. was definitely not shy to mix weird prints with weird hats. And of course the nicely shaved beard/moustache was getting more important.
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1999 Another hat-picture from the time the boys promoted their album "Millennium". A.J. was definitely not shy to mix weird prints with weird hats. And of course the nicely shaved beard/moustache was getting more important.

Tattooed-away

1999 By the time "Millennium" was out A.J. had already Tattoos along both of his arms. I remember his first Tattoo caused a bit of a buzz (again, in Europe) while he was on tour for the groups second album. He and Brain both got a cross on their upper arms.
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1999 By the time "Millennium" was out A.J. had already Tattoos along both of his arms. I remember his first Tattoo caused a bit of a buzz (again, in Europe) while he was on tour for the groups second album. He and Brain both got a cross on their upper arms.

The blue fringe

2000 A.J. took the name of the BSB album "Black and Blue" all too literal - with a funky blue headband and fringe. All a little too on the feminine side for me.
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2000 A.J. took the name of the BSB album "Black and Blue" all too literal - with a funky blue headband and fringe. All a little too on the feminine side for me.

Hat, (real) glasses and a manly beard

Today Around the time of "Black and Blue" my Backstreet fan days were definitely over and i stopped paying close attention to the five boys. But from time to time i do look at recent pictures of them and it didn't slip my attention that A.J. McLean seems to have found a well rounded style. Still with a hat (a cool one), still with a beard (a fully grown, manly one), still with glasses (you know the one's to see better) but with a more real attitude and warmth about him - and a few new hair plugs (sorry A.J. :) :) )
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Today Around the time of "Black and Blue" my Backstreet fan days were definitely over and i stopped paying close attention to the five boys. But from time to time i do look at recent pictures of them and it didn't slip my attention that A.J. McLean seems to have found a well rounded style. Still with a hat (a cool one), still with a beard (a fully grown, manly one), still with glasses (you know the one's to see better) but with a more real attitude and warmth about him - and a few new hair plugs (sorry A.J. :) :) )

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